Monday, November 4, 2013

36 and a half weeks

I went to the maternity clinic today. Because the kids have been a bit sick as well as myself I didn't want to get them out lately so I missed my last two visits. It has been 3 weeks since I have been to the clinic. At my last visit all was well. Today was fine except that instead of measuring a little ahead I measured at 33 weeks. I pretty much had to beg my provider to palpate my belly to check little one's position. I really feel like she is in a transverse position. Turned out (no pun intended) she was head down and in a good position. That debunked my theory that I feel her small size or rather my belly's small size is due to her position. I have gained 33 pounds so I know at least I am eating. Now, is she getting what she needs? Of course they are concerned now that the baby may be experiencing growth retardation or my fluid level may be low. Next step is an ultrasound to check that out. I am not super keen on unnecessary ultrasounds but I agreed especially because of our earlier concerns of genetic problems. I will be going in next week for an ultrasound. We shall see how everything goes. I am only concerned if they find something. I am trying to not dwell on it all till I have more information.


  1. Dwell is only, uhm, two letters away from hell. Yes, marvel at my wit!
    Hey, look, just talk to the pesky fetus and tell her to stop being all pesky-like. She is probably doing one awesome chin-tuck trying to trick you. It won't be the first time you've birthed a smart-arse chillio! :-]

  2. I know but my average is around 8 pounds. Pesky little Elaina was only 6 pounds 13 ounces so I assume this one will be at least that big if not bigger....